Patricia Carol Spain Lorick
Patricia Carol Spain Lorick, 78, of Winston-Salem died October 24 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born March 12, 1928, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Carl James Spain and Charlotte Elizabeth Moore. She was Miss Beverly Hills in 1953. She was a published scientist who worked for the Atomic Energy Commission. She later became a respiratory therapy supervisor at Forsyth Hospital and taught clinical respiratory therapy classes. She was an active member of Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church in Winston-Salem. She helped establish a free medical clinic for uninsured, low-income patients in Forsyth County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Lorick; and two brothers, Carl James Spain Jr. and William Franklin Spain.
Surviving are daughter Patty Lorick of Martinez, Calif.; son Robert “Bobby” Lorick and wife Connie of Arlington, Texas; son Tom Lorick of El Paso, Texas; son Dennis Lorick and wife Kay of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter Bonny Weavil and husband Karl of Winston-Salem; son Kevin Lorick and wife Neeli of Kensington, Md.; son Brad Lorick and wife Ewa of Clemmons; grandchildren Sarah and Ryan Lorick of Knoxville; step-granddaughter Laura Burdette of Arlington; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church with Rev. Father Thomas Kessler officiating. Burial followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory. Memorials may be made to Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church, 335 Springdale Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
James Harry Tesh
James Harry Tesh of Pfafftown, 67, died October 27 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born September 1, 1939, to Samuel Lee Tesh Jr. and Evelyn Thorpe Tesh Bugher of Winston-Salem. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Stanleyville. He retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 37 years of service and was a shuttle driver for Bob Neil Mercedes-Benz of Winston-Salem for nine years. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Lee Tesh Jr.; mother Evelyn Tesh Bugher; and sister Delores Turney.
Surviving are his wife, Carol W. Tesh of the home; daughter Dana Hettenbach and husband Mike of Lewisville; granddaughter Ryann Hettenbach; sisters Lorene Jarvis of Lewisville and Kay Pope of Westfield; brother Samuel Lee Tesh III and wife Betty of Elkin; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Vogler & Sons Funeral Home Reynolda Chapel.
Mary Ellen Marshall Pratt
Mary Ellen Marshall Pratt, 86, of Vienna Village, Pfafftown died October 27. She was born in Iredell County on July 23, 1920, to Marvin Fillmore and Annie Rash Marshall. She was a charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She and her late husband, Albert, owned and operated several businesses in the Southside area of Winston-Salem. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Pratt, in 1981; a son-in-law, Jack Hartle Sr.; and a great-granddaughter, Caitlin Piechowiak.
Surviving are two daughters, Ann Hartle and Ellen Young and husband Frank; granddaughters Robin Nixon and husband Ron and Faith Piechowiak and husband Craig; grandsons Jack Hartle Jr. and wife Anja, Richard Young and Jeffrey Young; and their families; great-grandchildren Elizabeth Nixon, Caroline Nixon and Tyler Piechowiak; and also her cousins from Iredell County.
Memorials may be made to Vienna Village Garden Fund, 6601 Yadkinville Road, Pfafftown, NC 27040.
Rosa Cheatwood Sills
Rosa Cheatwood Sills, 79, of Winston-Salem died October 24 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born on May 15, 1927, in Forsyth County to Foy and Ennice Blevins Cheatwood. She was a member of Augsburg Lutheran Church, where she was active in the Augsburg Lutheran Church Women, serving as president in 1965. She was a former Sunday school teacher, a member of Twin City Club Woman’s Club, serving as president in 1980, and a former member of the Coterie Club serving as president in 1954 and 1975. She was a current member of the Olympic Club. She retired from Integon Corp. in 1976, having served as secretary to the president and the financial vice president. She enjoyed working in her garden and doing many arts-and-crafts projects. She was preceded in death by her husband, Baird Brooks Sills, in 2004; a brother, Voyce Cheatwood; and a sister, Alice Maxine Myers.
Surviving are her children, Joyce B. Sills of Clemmons and B. Brooks Sills Jr. and wife Colleen of Lewisville; her grandson, Baird Sills III; a brother, Boyce Cheatwood and wife Rachel of North Wilkesboro; and several special cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Augsburg Lutheran Church with Dr. Ronald Rinn and Pastor Shirley R. Harrison officiating. Inurnment followed in the church columbarium. Memorials may be made to Augsburg Lutheran Church, 845 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
Angela Shaw Flynt
Angela Shaw Flynt, 30, of Winston-Salem died October 25 at her home. She was born June 4, 1976, in Forsyth County to Wallace and Denise Jones Shaw. She was a member of Lexwin Baptist Church.
Surviving are her father, Wallace Shaw of Winston-Salem; her mother, Denise Schroyer and husband Melvin T. of Clemmons; her husband, Timothy Flynt; four children, Brandon and Kevin Dalton, Jason Xzavier and Raymond Flynt; maternal grandmother, Lucy Glass; paternal grandparents, Melvin Schroyer Sr. and Donna Schroyer; a sister, Candice Harris and husband Mathew; and many aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Pastor Daniel Hauser officiating. Burial followed in Waughtown Cemetery.
William Glenn Riddle
William Glenn Riddle, 76, of Pfafftown died October 22 at his home. He was born December 17, 1929, in Burlington to Sherman Diffie and Mary Iola Payne Riddle. He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church. He retired on May 5, 1988, from Western Electric after 36 years of service. He was a Boy Scout leader for a number of years and loved reading and also hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Frances P. Riddle of the home; a son, Steven Glenn Riddle and wife Sandra of Denver, NC; three grandchildren, Matthew Riddle of Conover, Jennifer Riddle of Denver and Ryan Riddle of Charleston, SC; a stepdaughter, Jane L. Lovette and husband J. Edward of Bethania; a stepson, James A. Long II and wife Sherry of Advance; three stepgrandchildren, Christine L. Mitchelotti of Greensboro, Jeffery S. Long and wife Ashlee of Wilmington and John B. Frazier of South Carolina; and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park with Rev. John Byerly officiating. Memorials may be made to Freedom Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 159, Rural Hall, NC 27045, or Hospice and Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
William Ray Maxwell
William Ray Maxwell, 74, of Walkertown died October 24 at Palliative Care Unit, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born in Fletcher April 3, 1932, to Reuben and Charlotte Dockings Maxwell. He was a brick and rock mason by trade. He was a member of Kernersville Seventh-day Adventist Church. One of his greatest joys was attending and singing in church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Helen Ayers Maxwell; two sisters, Jewel Wallin and Pennie East; a nephew, Christopher Owen; and a niece, Carolyn Walsh.
Surviving are his wife, Marian Cordwell Maxwell; two daughters, Sherrie East and husband Sam of Quaker Gap and Alicia Mabe and husband Billy of Clemmons; a son, Danny Ray Maxwell of Mount. Airy; two granddaughters, Michelle Willard and husband Lance and Crystal Merrill and husband Tommy; a great-grandson, Ryan Willard; sisters, Betie Stover of Roanoke, Va., Jennie Guess and husband Rick of Stanfield, and a special sister, Hazel Fulp and husband Harold of King; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held at Kernersville Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastors Jerry Goode and Donavan Davis officiating. Burial followed at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown.
Marjorie Perry, 98, of East Bend died October 24 at Yadkin Nursing Center. She was born on April 8, 1908, to William Henry and Dora Angel Perry in Yadkin County. She taught public school for 35 years in Yadkin, Surry and Stokes counties. After she retired from teaching, she and her sister, Alma, made many beautiful quilts and quilted many quilts for others. She was a member of Prospect Methodist Church and active in the church as long as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mamie P. Wilhelm and Alma Perry.
Surviving are two nieces, Lou Ray Etchison and husband Gray of Clemmons and Nell Dinkins and husband Athalee of East Bend; a nephew, Jimmy Wilhelm and wife Florence of Kernersville; and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held at Huff Funeral Home Chapel in East Bend with Rev. George Ragsdale officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery.
A. Brandt Levy
A. Brandt “Grumpy” Levy, 90, of Charlotte died October 27. He was born July 21, 1916, in Orangeburg, S.C., to Philip E. and Rachel Mittle Levy. He moved from Greensboro 42 years ago and for the last seven years resided at the Carriage Club. He was one of the first members of Raintree Country Club and before his resignation was recognized as the longest member in good standing at the club. In his chosen field of sales, he was a longtime member of the old Charlotte Merchandise Mart until his retirement. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Judy; and three brothers.
Surviving are his daughters, Phillippa Treen and husband Hal of Charlotte and Shelli Levy of Winston-Salem; grandchildren Laura Hardin of Lawrenceville, Ga.; Jeffrey Hardin of Lewisville; Ellen Keen-Isom of Mount Airy; and Michele Juchatz of Greensboro; and seven great-grandchildren, Rachel, Jake, Bailey, Abby, Andrew, Riley and Nicholas.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Simon Winborne Merritt
Simon Winborne Merritt, 93, of Winston-Salem died October 26 at Springwood Care Center. He was born April 28, 1913, in Forsyth County to John Simon and Mamie Penry Merritt. He attended Calvary Baptist Church and was retired from Mount Tabor Food Market. He loved the Atlanta Braves, NASCAR, enjoyed cooking and listening to Christian music. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Merritt; seven brothers and sisters and his great-grandson, Zachary Brewer.
Surviving are two daughters, Polly Hayes and husband Roger of Clemmons, and Betty Sheppard and husband Bob of Greensboro; five grandchildren, Dean Brewer and wife Renea, Todd Brewer, Sandy Slayton and husband John, Susie Reed and husband Van, and Richard Brown; two great-grandchildren, Ben and Josh Brewer; three sisters, Mary Anderson, Allie Lawing and husband Alvin, and Ruby Scism; and a brother, John Merritt.
A graveside service was held at Crestview Memorial Park in Rural Hall with Rev. Guy Hipp officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Calvary Baptist Church, 5000 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.
Bessie Elizabeth Vernon White
Bessie Elizabeth Vernon White, 84, of Walkertown died October 26 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was a retiree of Lucia and a lifetime member of First Christian Church in Winston-Salem. She was born December 18, 1921, in Stokes County to Hardy Franklin Vernon and Ella Frances Rhodes. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Kenneth White; a son, William “Bob” Allie White; three brothers, Bill Vernon, Cleo Vernon and Paul Vernon; and three sisters, Vera Mae Vernon, Dorothy Vernon Upchurch and Kate Vernon Osborn.
Surviving are four children, Betty Tesh and husband John of Salisbury, Jimmy White of Lewisville, Anne Clawson of the home and Charlie White of Woodleaf; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a brother and a sister, Harold Laymon Vernon, and Clarice Vernon Osborn, both of Summerfield; and five cherished friends, Greg and Selina Tarrant, Robert and Krista Miller and Rev. Andy Bryant.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Silas Creek Parkway, with Dr. Mike Simpson and Dr. Ben Gerardy officiating. Burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 2320 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104; or to the American Heart Association.
Pansie Conrad Jones
Pansie Conrad Jones, 96, of Clemmons died October 29 at Mallard Ridge Assisted Living. She was born August 30, 1910 in Lewisville to Bob Dallas and Ida Speas Conrad. She was a longtime member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church and also a member of Jonestown Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest D. Jones, in 1992, to whom she had been married for 60 years; three brothers, Dallas, George and Harold Conrad; and two sisters, Blanche Fishel and Louise Hamm.
Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Parker and husband Charles D. of Winston-Salem; three grandsons, Steven C. Parker and wife Edie of Redondo Beach, Ca., Scott E. Parker of Philadelphia, Pa. and Michael D. Parker of Charlotte.
A graveside service was held at Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Sylvia Wilhelm officiating.